““I am a canvas of my experiences, my story is etched in lines and shading, and you can read it on my arms, my legs, my shoulders, and my stomach.””
Kat Von D (born Katherine von Drachenberg in Montemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico, on March 8, 1982) is an American tattoo artist, television personality, model, musician, and entrepreneur. Her talents in tattooing gained her an appearance on two seasons of Miami Ink, which led her to her own show, LA Ink, in 2007. During the show’s run, Kat broke the Guiness World Record for most tattoos done by a single person in 24 hours, giving 400 in just one day. She chose to end the show’s four-season run in 2011 after four seasons, and has since published two books, launched her own Sephora makeup line, and recorded two songs with the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl. On July 19, 2016, Kat publicly announced that she was ending her friendship with YouTube star Jeffrey Star, as she was done dealing with his “negativity.”
Best Known For:
Kat is best known as the star on TLC’s reality show LA Ink.
Kat married fellow tattoo artist Oliver Peck in 2003, but the two divorced in late 2007. After dating Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx for almost two years, Kat began dating reality star Jesse James, to whom she was in an on-and-off engagement from January to September 2011. Just one year later, Kat was in another unsuccessful engagement to Joel Zimmerman (known as Deadmau5), ending it in June 2013 because of infidelity. Her most recent relationship was with Jackass star Steve-O, but the two split in March 2016. She is currently single.